What is FLAC?
Free Lossless Audio Codec is a lossless compressed audio file format that uses the FLAC file extension. FLAC is slowly being given preference over the MP3 file format for its high quality and smaller file size compared to WAV files. FLAC is something like a zipped file format for your audio; the resulting file is smaller but the file itself is unchanged and there is no quality loss.
FLAC is all the more popular and quickly being adopted over MP3 because it is open source. The one obstacle to FLAC enjoying more acceptability is that Apple refuses to support the format opting instead to use its own Apple Lossless (ALAC) format. Being open source means more media players and more several hardware platforms can support it easily.
How do I open a FLAC file online?
FLAC is expected to replace MP3 and already you have options for downloading songs in this format instead of the MP3 format. One more reason why you’re likely to come across more FLAC files as time goes by is that MP3 has long been accused of being the ‘Pirate’ format and FLAC supports DRM.
If you’ve downloaded a high quality FLAC audio file and need a quick way to open it easily, upload it to Jumpshare and click to play the file in your browser. You won’t need to install plugins or download a media player. You can jump to any position in the track during playback and adjust the playback volume from the volume control on the player.